'I think the mind should inspire religious awe in the Christian, for the richness of the human circumstance, and for human beings as such. It saddens me that Christians need to be reminded that awe is owed also to those who disagree with them, who believe otherwise than they do. I am afraid this hardening towards "enemies," toward those images of God some of them are so ready to view as enemies, indicates acceptance of the worst aspects of a body of thought they actually think they reject.'
Marilynne Robinson, 'Marilynne Robinson Takes on Bad Science Writers' in Christianity Today (September 2010). Available online at: www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2010/septemberweb-only/47-11.0.html